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    June 8th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    June 8th, 2010
    Nathan Curulla
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    Paine College Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Implementation

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Paine College, of Augusta, GA. has partnered with them for the installation and support of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions will provide the Collins-Callaway Library of Paine College with a full Koha Installation, data migration, customization of their staff and public interface, 24/7 comprehensive support, and hosting services.

    Lyn Dennison, Director of Library and Learning Resources Center commented on their decision to implement Koha with ByWater Solutions:

    "The open source approach for our library information system is appealing for both its cost and its maintenance. I have been watching the growth in popularity and support of open source library systems and feel comfortable that it is now at a sustainable level. For a small college, having a hosted system is ideal. We are able to afford a fully operational system with access to technological expertise when and if we need it."

    She continues; "ByWater is dedicated to the open source concept which is important to us. Their current customers speak highly of their personalized attention. Their flexibility during contract negotiations was very helpful in getting us started quickly."

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated; "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Paine College on their Koha implementation and look forward to supporting them going forward. We are excited that Paine College will be able to take advantage of the new functionality found in Koha 3.2."

    About Paine College:
    Paine College is a beautiful 57-acre campus located in the heart of Augusta, Georgia. At Paine College, we are blessed with access to important cultural and economic centers. The campus is located one hour away from Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, and it is an easy two-hour drive from Atlanta, the capital of Georgia.

    The Mission of Paine College, a church-related private institution, is to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality that emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare men and women for positions of leadership and service in the African American community, the nation, and the world. For more information about Paine College, please visit

    About Koha:
    Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

    Koha’s OPAC, circ, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies--XHTML, CSS and Javascript--making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit

    About ByWater Solutions:

    With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: